â€œThere is serious safety and economic benefits in this which the operators failed to realise. We are still working on this and do hope that we will get a favourable position from the court to check this,â€ he said.Read More
* Melaye apologises, quits as c’ttee chair By Luka BinniyatÂ and Tordue Salem ABUJAâ€”The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole, yesterday decisively defeated, yet the most formidable opposition to his leadership when a section of the House failed to remove two principal officers of the House over allegations of fraud in the
By Emmanuel Aziken & Inalegwu Shaibu ABUJAâ€”The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), was yesterday attacked by Senators over his non-appearance at a joint Senate enquiry on the alleged $180 million Halliburton scam.
By Vincent Ujumadu AWKAâ€”GOVERNOR Peter Obi of Anambra State has insisted that no money belonging to the state has been misappropriated under his administration, assuring the people that he would never be part of those whose aim of going into government was to short change the people.
By Michael Eboh & Naomi Uzor LAGOSâ€”Following the effect of the global economic crisis on the Nigerian economy and businesses in the country, Chief Ernest Shonekan, has called on governments at all levels to introduce stimulus packages for industries, to boost their productivity and make them compete effectively with their counterpart in the global community.
Michika (Adamawa) â€” Many residents of Michika town in Adamawa State now carry pieces of charcoal in their pockets as traditional protection for their genitals against alleged ritualists.
By Emmanuel Aziken ABUJAâ€”â€œThis House of Representatives shall live forever,â€ was the memorable phrase that Rep. Ehiogie West-Idahosa used to capture the purposefulness of the House of Representatives during the edgy days of the Ghali Naâ€˜Abba House sometime around 2001.
By Emmanuel Aziken,Â Victor Ahiuma-Young, Emmanuel Edukugho, Olubusuyi Adenipekun & Dayo Adesulu ABUJAâ€”PRESIDENT of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie, yesterday, advised members to prepare for a very long strike should government fail to address their grievances, even as the Senate Committee on Education said theÂ Federal Government had begun partial
By Emmanuel Aziken & Inalegwu Shuaibu ABUJA â€” President Umaru Yarâ€˜Adua is moving to abolish the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), the body at the centre of the N5.2 billion fraud allegedly masterminded by some members of the National Assembly and senior officers of the government.
They accused the management of PPMC, who owns the black oil of contracting the services of Clean Nigeria Associate (CAN) who they alleged are hurriedly recovering the spilled oil without first containing the spread and ascertaining the extent of impact and finally undertaking a comprehensive JIV as demanded by the law governing oil spill management in the country.Read More
Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Anayo Nnebe and other officials of the State government are expected to grace a summit on armed robbery and kidnaping slated for the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) tomorrow.
By Ise-Oluwa Ige ABUJAâ€” Henceforth, serving judges indicted by the National Judicial Council (NJC) of corruption will not only be sacked from the bench but shall be handed over to either the EFCC or the ICPC for investigation and prosecution, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, yesterday, disclosed.
By Anayo Okoli Umuahiaâ€”THE Abia state House of Assembly yesterday completed the screening of the Commissioner nominees sent to them by Governor Theodore Orji.
By Ola Ajayi IBADANâ€”THE former Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oyo State, Alhaji Lateef Akinsola a.k.a Tokyo and some of his loyalists were yesterday arraigned in an Ibadan Magistrate Court on a six count charge of murder and felony.
By Kolade Larewaju ABEOKUTA â€“ THE Chairman of the Elders Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Chief Sule Onabiyi yesterday lamented that some new entrants who have become puppets in the hands of some leaders were the cause of the crisis within the party in the state.